I just set up a new PC:
* Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
* 1 GB DDR2 400 RAM
After setting everything up I did the first test run (without HDD) and the bios started up ok without any errors (except "no hdd"). Now, what puzzles me is that the keyboard does not work. Neither via USB, nor on PS/2. I've tried two keyboards with the sames results: no response to any input, the num and caps lock lights stay off, no matter what I do.
On my existing PC, both keyboards work fine.
I'm a bit worried now that I might have damaged the processor or motherboard during installation.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
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I got an hp slimline as a present last year for my first year in college, I was introduced to gaming and I've been through upgrading my computer.
Computer came with oem hp vista, later hp sent me a free upgrade to 7. Their disk says it only works on hp computers..
So i installed it, no problem, so I buy a new psu, Case, gpu off newegg and install them, but somewhere in the process I fried my mobo. A friend confirmed this and I just ordered a new asus mobo off newegg.
So I know my os won't work off the hdd, totally dif chipsets. So what are my options here? Can I install it off the hp disk? The computer didn't come with a vista disk, so I can't use that. But than ms offers a 30 dollar generic upgrade disk if you have a student discount, so I could do that if worst comes to worst
I'm assuming this was already out of warranty for tech support and hardware replacement since HP could have done all of this for you otherwise.
Thanks to MS, the Vista-to-Win7 Upgrade kits required manufacturers to provide a clean copy Win7 install DVD rather than a Recovery Disk with factory bloatware. We have helped many clean install the DVD from boot even after wiping Vista from the HD.
And there have been reports that some of the DVD's were used on other computers, even other makes. It has never been made clear if they are OEM media which locks to the mobo once installed, or Upgrade version which is retail and can migrate. I just checked the Acer upgrade I clean installed from Upgrade Kit DVD here and it has no "OEM" in the Product ID string shown on Control Panel>Properties page.
So it is worth a try to reinstall on the new mobo, even make the call to MS to attempt phone activation on the possibility it might be retail Upgrade and allowed to migrate. For OEM locked to mobo, there are periodic reports that MS even makes exceptions for replaced mobos when asked nicely, so that could work in your favor.
Finally, I would even try calling HP tech support as a last resort to ask them if they can help. You can usually get enough information about whether or how some thing is doable that puts you on your way even if you are out of warranty. Be polite and determined.
Others will have further ideas.
Dear all, To resolve issues with USB I updated the BIOS of the Z440 workstation to v2.31.After the upgrade, the PS2 keyboard is not functioning anymore.Is this a known issue ?Is a solution available ?WR, Kees
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Hii upgraded my mother board and i am running into a problem.
When the system first starts my mouse and keyboard are on (lights are on and all).if i hit delete i can enter bios and my keyboard responds fine. but once my system gets past the initial start up phases (motherboard logo, post screen) and raches windows login screen my keyboard shuts off and will not respond. I have both types of keyboards, usb and serial, and niether work past that point.
I cant even log into windows brcuase due to the mb upgrade it wants me to validate the windows xp. I called windows and they said that they will give me a new id code, but i cant type it in to the validation screen becuase of this keyboard problem. So now i am at a stale mate.. is there anyone out there that can elp me out?
Pent 4 , 2.8 Ghz
875ao2-6ekrs foxconn mb
nvidia fx5600 256mb
1.5 Ghz pc3200 ddr ram
The only time I have seen this happen is when the Ps2 pins for the keyboard have been bent and shorting out somehow, the usb keyboard probably won't work if windows is not activated.
I gave my PC to my 13 yrs niece, she used for only 2 days and boom! The whole thing dropped dead
I have been using for almost 2 year without any major problems
- PIII 700MHz (overclocked to 867MHz)
- 256MB PC133 SDRAM (was on 512MB but I took out 256MB when I gave it away)
- Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X, chipset VT82C694X (VIA Apollo Pro 133A) - VT82C686A
- Inno3D GeForce2 MX200 64MB DDRAM
- The rest is just standard CDROM (52X), FDD & 20GB HDD
- 300W PSU, I have taken the extra fan in the back of the PC out when I gave the PC to my niece.
- Was running Windows 98 but I installed XP Home Ed 'coz my niece likes it.
According to my niece - when I asked her what happened? - It was "working fine last night but... not today..." *sigh*, after lot of promises that I won't get crossed if she tell me the true, she said she was playing CD music then the machine hang, so she put restart, done that a few times and then the whole thing gone *sighhhhhh*
Now when it turned on, no signal sending to the screen (screen stay at black - standby mode), although the CPU fan, the graphic card fan & PSU fan still running, the orange light on motherboard is on per normal, no beeping at all from the m/b to indicate that something has gone wrong (i.e. RAM is not working), light in the front panel is not light up, when I press the "Reset" button, I can see the green light underneath the HDD is turn on then off.
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I am a beginner in tech world, so pls forgive my ignorance.
Few days back, I moved to my new home and in the process of arranging the furniture, I accidentally touched my motherboard circuit with my bare hands. ( dont ask why )
I was walking on carpet with my socks on, so I think there was static that passed through and fried my MB.
Now i cant get my desktop to turn on. I didnot have any issues with it till date. I would like to rule out if there is any other cause to it before heading to a tech store and spending any money on it.
If it is the motherboard, I have looked online and my model is no longer in production. I would like to know what is the next best replacement for a GA G31M E2SL (gigabyte) motherboard..
P.S. - I am a beginner, and I am not that good with computer terminology. Please explain in detail. Thank you.
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A family member has a two-year-old HP G62-225DX that she uses for her college work. The battery gave out spring 2012 and we put off buying a new one as we couldn't afford it at the time. So she has continued to run the PC with the AC adapter.
About two weeks ago, the computer quit on her during an assignment. I checked the AC adapter on another HP G62 (also with a dead battery) and it worked there just fine. Her PC had been running hot as I've heard HPs tend to but she would shut it down when she noticed this.
A friend who is more familiar with PCs than I am (I use Macs but the basics are the basics, right?) suggested from my description of the problem that it could be one of three things: 1) the DC In board; 2) the power supply; or 3) the mother board.
I borrowed a good battery of the same sort and tried to start up with just battery power but still no go. This should rule out the DC In board, correct? I then plugged in the AC adapter but the PC still wouldn't start.
I'd rather replace a part myself at a cost that I can control rather than turn it over to some geek squad and have it repaired at a to-be-disclosed-later cost. I have a copy of the "HP G62 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide," and the replacement procedures are straight forward and well within my abilities. How do I tell now what component is causing this problem? Is there a clear way to tell whether it's the motherboard at fault or not?
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Systemax Celeron DC 1200
Intel Celeron Dual Core e1500 2.2ghz 512k
4GB DDR Memory
250 GB Hard Drive Sata 7200RPM
My mom called me to tell me she got the BSOD and cant get computer to come back on. Said it made a weird noise before going out.
I start to troubleshoot, and I cant even get computer to Post or boot up. Power comes on, but that is it. Screen doesnt come on, only the fans.
So first thing I assumed it was a video card. We Purchased a new PCI - E 16 video card. It did not work. The CPU Fan, Video Card fan, Back vent fan all come on. However the computer doesnt do anything else.
I swapped out the hard drive with one from my system. No luck.
My question is, where do I start to look now? It is getting power, so its not the supply? I am afraid it might be a fried motherboard. How can I check this or rule this out. What else can I check?
Thank you for any and all help. She purchased this computer new from Tiger Direct.com about 3 years ago. On her budget she cant really afford a new one so I am trying my best to find a solution other than buying a new system.
If it is the motherboard, would it be worth the trouble to replace it? I have built systems before and I am somewhat comfortable with doing that.
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Incorrect. The pw supply has three different voltages or rails. You can have one fail and the others work just fine. The very first thing you do with a no post system is to swap in a known good pw supply. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect the atx, aux, and video pw [if used] and hit the ON button. If the board completes post, you now know the nature of the problem. If it does not post with a known good pw supply, then you have to swap parts with known good units; ie mb, cpu, ram.
One other thing. Known good does NOT mean new; it means a unit pulled from a working system that you know works. A new pw supply can be DOA just like any new part and that will really mess up your troubleshooting.
I was adding some memory to my computer and without thinking didn't unplug the computer from the outlet. After I added the memory I attempted to start the computer up. The light turn on and I think it is making it through post (no beeps) but nothing is appearing on my monitor. Monitor is good, changed video cards with old one that I assume is good. still nothing. wondering if it could be a bios problem that could be flashed to be fixed or if I blew the motherboard.
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Hi..I have this computer when you press the on button there is no activity at all...no fans spin nothing its like there is no power connected...everything is fine on the computer..the PSU tests fine (even tried a different good PSU), all the devices are fine they work on another computer.....so its either the CPU or motherboard...any one know what it could be ?? any info is appreciated
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Hi, My motherboard died a little while ago (i think a week) and then i decided to upgrad ewhile im at it but can/will acer give me a new copy of windows or is there still windows on the harddrive?
Hello, The Windows version of your desktop is an OEM pre-installed version (erecovery media). It works only with your Acer motherboard. They are linked.That will not work with another motherboard. You can order the Acer spare part from your Acer store. Microsoft OEM Partner Center: "Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer?except the motherboard?and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty."Read other 9 answers
i am in need of a ms-7826(kailil) version1.0 motherboard, **bleep** hard to find, orcan any one tell me if the version 2 will fit to be a replacment ????
Hi, Verson 2 should fit. However, you might have an issue with the W10 license when you change motherboards. If you do, then call MS and explain that you can't find the exact replacement.Read other 1 answers
Ok, here are the symptoms:
PC powers on & all the fans run, including the psu fan.
Black screen - will not boot.
Keyboard lights will flash when powered up, but system does not respond to pressing F12 or F2.
HDD activity indicator does not flash or light up at all.
Cannot boot from system disk.
I tried (to no avail):
Reseating the video card and ram.
Removed ram modules one by one before powering up, in case one of the memory sticks was bad.
Removing the battery for a few minutes before reinserting.
The PC is just under 2 years old. I have not added nor removed any hardware recently, no power failures, and it's been running smoothly with no issues.
According the monitoring software I use, the hard drives are in good shape.
The video card is under 1 year old.
The current motherboard is a replacement issued by the PC maker, after the original one had problems after about a year.
Intel quad core cpu
Biostar TP45 HP Intel P45 motherboard
4 GB DDR2 ram
250GB SATA HDD (x2)
Vista Home Premium
Thanks in advance...
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Recently i was given a better graphics card than the one i already had.
I disconnected all the wires from the back of the computer then i opened the case up, took the old graphics card out and i also took out the ram out to check what type i had incase i wanted to buy more ram in the future, i then put the new graphics card back in and the ram also.
I then put the case back on and connected all the wires back into the computer
Now nothing is working, I get no signal on my monitor, i have tried 2 monitors but i know that both of them work, I have searched google for explanations but As i am not a computer whiz, I do not really know what to do.
I have seen topics saying take the bios (cmos) battery out wait 10/20 minutes and put it back in - but nothing was different.
I read in a manual about cmos jumper thing but i dont what to do.
Has anybody got any suggestions? Is my motherdead or a case of a simple thing that needs fixing?
Hope to get a reply soon
First off, a motherboard is not a simple thing. BUt i dobt you killed your Mobo.
When you turn on the PC, does any fans lights etc come on?
Any beeps? if it is a dell, check for 5 lights labeled ABCD (i think) what color are they?
Are you sure the video card is in a working state?
Can you put in the old video card?
My guess, you do not have the video card of RAM seated right. Which requires only a second of adjustment.
I think it just might be.
For the past month it's had a problem of getting a BSOD every hour or so that it was on, and then it'd restart itself. Well I reformated my system and that seemed to fix the problem.
This morning we had a gigantic thunder storm, what with lightening and all that jazz. When it woke me up, I realized that my PC had just restarted. I went over to it to see if it was alright, and the monitor didn't come on. So I turned it off, and 2 hours later when I was much more awake, I turned it on again. All the fans are running, and I can turn the lights on inside of it. Also, RIGHT when I first turn it on all the lights on my keyboard come on for a brief second and they never come on again. Nor does my mouse. That is it. Even when I leave it on for 5 minutes, I get no signal, and I can't even open the DVD drive. When I turn on the monitor, all I get it "no signal input" and then it goes back to sleep.
So at first I thought video card, but based on it's previous antics, and now seeing as how even the DVD drive wont turn no either, is it suffice to say that it is probably the motherboard?
Could be the motherboard or the power supply. You might want to try replacing the power supply first (it's cheaper). If the computer still isn't working, then it's probably safe to assume that the motherboard is shot.
Hi guys and gals,
I've got a issue with my PCs and I can't seem to work out what's going on..
Old gpu: nvidia gts 8800 6 pin to psu
(Suddenly stopped working)
New gpu: Sapphire R9 280 (2 x 6 pins to psu)
Old psu: silencer 910watt
New psu: cooler master v650
Mother board: ASUS: P5N-E SLI
Ram: 4 x 1gb
Problem:No display no beeps
1. Tested a gpu that uses no psu power, pc boots normal, Purchased new card that needs psu power ,same issue pc won't boot.
2. Purchased new PSU still same issue.
3.Removed ram and checked 1 by 1 then replaced in different orders and one by one no difference .
4. Reset cmos battery. No luck.
5.Disconnected other components one by one hoping for beep.. No luck..
Question: has the motherboard gone? And if so would it still boot up normal with a non psu based gpu...!?!?
I'd think of an issue with the two PSUs that you've tried, since it was working normally with the one that is non PSU based. Check on compatibility issues on those.
I own a home built PC, rather old, specs are in my signature below. been running smoothly and one day I came home to find the PC dead. Last it was seen alive, my son was playing a video game and the screen went out, but the computer sounded like it was still running. I came home from work, turned it off to reboot it. When I went to start it again, I got nothing. Unplugged the PSU, plugged it back in, flipped on the computer, hit the start button on the front of the case, nothing. I have an brand new power supply (480 W) still in the box, so I took that out, switched out PSUs, and again nothing. I watched the fans in the case, and when I hit the start button the fans looked like they wanted to come on, and still nothing. Not even a weak attempt to start.
I'm assuming that since I tried a brand new PSU out of the box that it's probably NOT the power supply, but where else is the problem? Is it likely the mobo, CPU? I'd like some guidance before I commit to the new mobo and quad core processor. My mobo's over three years old so i won't be RMAing it, and the processor is slightly over the three year mark.
I would go with a bad motherboard, but one of the PCI cards like a NIC or modem might have failed... even the video card can cause this
Well, while re-seating one of the PC2700 ram chips. I mistakingly put it the wrong way, when I re-started the PC, I saw a small black chip start to burn. after turning off the PC, I corrected the position of the ram, re-started the PC, now nothing happens! The CPU fan spins but that about it. My un=educated guess, is I must have fried the M/B!
Any idea if that can be fixed? My father is going to be pi#$ed, when he sees that the PC he so kindly gave me, no longer works!!!
I suggest looking up the manual for your Motherboard and finding out exactly what this chip does or use to do from there perhaps you can get a better idea of why it's not working and how to fix it (or if it can even be fixed!)
today i was using my comp and all of a sudden it shut down(no warning just a black screen on moniter) i tried t turn it on the fans would spin for about 5 seconds then its dead again i have to turn the power supply off for 10 secs and i power on and same thing can anyone help (using xp) (its not the moniter)
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When I switched my PC on this morning, I'm getting no signal to the monitor whatsoever (not just a blank screen - the monitor doesn't recognise that anything is attached). I am getting no POST beeps (I don't remember ever having got any but the manual suggests I should and it's the sort of thing I wouldn't notice anyway). Everything else happens as it should (i.e. fans run, hard drive spins up).
I had the exact same issue with my other PC a few months back and solved it by reseating my RAM. This didn't work this time. I've had issues with my RAM causing infrequent BSODs before so I know at least one stick is faulty (I have 4) but I don't know which one. I've tried with just one stick at a time and no luck, so presumably the RAM isn't the problem either. Trying without any memory in at all still results in no POST beeps.
I tried the monitor with my laptop (did work) and tried a spare monitor with the PC (didn't work) so the problem is clearly with the PC and not the monitor.
I use a graphics card but my mobo also has onboard graphics (although I've never tried to use them). I took out the graphics card (after having tried to simply reseat it first) and plugged the monitor into the onboard VGA - no luck.
I've reset the BIOS, no luck.
Upon physical inspection, everything inside the case looks fine. Have disconnected and reconnected all cables.
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So my brothers computer one day just wouldn't turn on at all. Tonight, he swore up and down that it was NOT his motherboard because there was a led light that was working when he tried to turn it on. I took it home with me and plugged it in and everything. It makes no noise, and does aboslutely NOTHING when I try to turn it on. But that ONE led light(on the mobo) does turn on when I hit the power button. I believe the motherboard is dead. I figure, if nothing happens(when powered) except for a light turning on that it means the computer is just getting power and the mobo is dead. Am I right? Is the motherboard dead? And is there a way to test all these parts(I'm in school for computers, just haven't learned how to test things)?
Detailed system specs and POWER SUPPLY ?
so I guess thats my que thats its time to get a new mobo/cpu. I am looking into AMD 64 CPU's, but I cant seem to find any boards that support them that don't use PCI-E. I have a radon 9800 pro and would like to not have to go spens $500 on a PCI-E card because my 9800 satisfies me plenty. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any boards that supported AGP 8x and are compatible w/ an AMD Athlon 64 3200+.
Thanks in advance
AMD info site
Hi guys i have an Asrock Fm2a58 +btc and i tried to update my bios to 1.60 version .. when i pressed update i took a message on screen that it was successfull and another one message to press enter for restart .. after restart my pc didnt post cpu and case fans was running but nothing more i tried to reset cmos and bios jumper but no luck .. i went my pc to the store that i buy it i told them that after bios update it didnt post and they didnt check my mobo for bios failure .. they tried to put another cpu and ram in my mobo and they said that my mobo is dead from a short circuit between my case and screws can you help me pls ? and sorry about my engish !!!Read other answers
I have an old HP laptop from 2009 (G61-320US ? Windows 10) that for some reason is not working correctly. The computer boots up, but black screen. No beeps, but power light remains on and you can tell fan is running. I know a little about computers, but not that much .
-Have had a wacky battery for years now, that it needs to remain on charger at all times to boot up or keep running, so I think battery won't keep charge - but think battery and cable are OK for most part.
-Tried to reset BIOs doing the thing where you hold down the windows key and B, then power button, then release ? nothing L
-Checked screen with bright light to see anything - nothing.
-Removed battery, held down power button for 3 min. to discharge any energy.
-Removed and reinserted RAM (and switched around slots ? 4 different ways), tried starting each time, no success.
-I even cleaned the RAM slots and removed any dust (with bulb air blower I have). Made sure to not touch any contacts, etc.
-Ordered new RAM online yesterday to see if that will fix the problem, will try when it comes in. Although I will feel guilty about spending the money if that does not fix the problem and it?s just a dead motherboard.
Basically, I wanted to know if there is any sure fire way to see if the motherboard is truly dead? Is the motherboard even worth replacing considering the computer is so old? Also, I am not sure if it is even worth having a technician look at the computer if the computer is so old, and may... Read more
I have an old HP laptop from 2009 (G61-320US ? Windows 10) that for some reason is not working correctly.Click to expand...
The HP G60-320US Notebook PC (VM352UA#ABA) originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Its driver downloads list is dated 2009 - 2010, so you're correct about it being several years old.
Have had a wacky battery for years now, that it needs to remain on charger at all times to boot up or keep running, so I think battery won't keep chargeClick to expand...
A laptop battery will die over time, so the issue you have with yours isn't unusual.
Basically, I wanted to know if there is any sure fire way to see if the motherboard is truly dead? Is the motherboard even worth replacing considering the computer is so old? Also, I am not sure if it is even worth having a technician look at the computer if the computer is so old, and maybe I should just get another one?Click to expand...
A reliable laptop technician should be able to determine that, but as you already said, is it worth the cost to have it checked and replaced?
What I would probably do is use its recovery media disc kit to attempt to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit in it.
My motherboard is confirmed Dead. my motherboard is a evga Nvidia 590sli.
i hope not to spend too much for one $200.
my psu is 700 watts,hard drive is 500gbs.
my Tower is the Thermaltake Armor.
any thoughts would help thankyou.
Be sure you know the cause of the failure. EVGA boards have been very good for us. Despite your 700 watt power supply, some brands have been known to cause failures of motherboards. It is difficult to comment futher without knowning which CPU you intend to use. We recommend ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, FoxConn, MSI, BIOStar, and MSI for reliability and long life.
You might want to read some of the motherboard reviews at www.tomshardware.com and www.anandtech.com.
I would go for a FoxConn for Reliability, Intel for ease of install, Gigabyte, EVGA, or ASUS for power gaming.
Tell us more of what you plan to use from the failed board... CPU, power supply brand and model, Videographics.
I have the aforementioned computer with a motherboard (da0u81mb6c0 rev c) that is not powering on. I think the fuse has blown because their was a spillage on it which blew a capacitor. I'm just wondering if somebody can identify the part no.s as there are no markings on them, so that (obviously) I can order the parts and hopefully fix the motherboard. Any help much appreciated. Thanks beforehand. Regards SevRead other answers
My neighbor's computer is booting up, memory is OK, it lists the HD and then says CD Rom is found.
Then the following error messages occur:
Keyboard is locked out- unlock...
CMOS checksum error-defaults loaded
CMOS battery failed.
So, is this a motherboard problem, HD problem or CMOS battery problem?
And if it is any of these, is a 5 year old computer worth replaing any of the above mentioned?? It has a Pentium S 166 mhz processor so you see my point here.
Thanks is advance!
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I recently gave my motheroboard into a repair shop to solder on a new power jack.
I've reasembled my laptop but now, when I switch it on, it gets to the DELL boot screen then crashes.
I took the motherboard back out and hooked up the ac adaptor. when i switch it on, the light comes on for a few seconds, then switches it off.
I'm wondering, does this mean the motherboard is completely dead?
Motherboard repairs are a bit of a tricky business. Because of the way they are constructed it takes special tools and skills when desoldering, installing and resoldering components onto motherboards. Most through the board solder connections actually have othr connections layered between the layers of the motherboard. If one of these connections has been damaged and no longer makes connection then the motherboard will at the least be of only limited use if not unusable. To repair a connection such as this is possible but would be beyond 99% of a local shops capabilities, and be prohibitively expensive. That being said, I would take the laptop back to the shop that reapired the power connection and have them make it work on thier dime not yours. After all, repairs such as these should come with some warranty.
My boss asked me to upgrade his son's CPU. It would never start. I checked the battery, the power supply, memory chips, and the cables. I finally pulled the 2 HD's hooked them to another computer and upgraded the OS. I put them back in the original CPU, nothing. The fans come on and I have a light, but there is no attempt to boot the HD at all. Would this mean the mother board is toast? I've replaced one other MB, but that was years ago when I was working for the school. I am limited on tools I have now. Is there anything else I should try?
I need a little more info...when you say a fan comes on, do you mean the Power Supply fan, or the CPU fan? Same thing with the light which light?
I am trying to build my son a PC (i've built a few in the past and touch wood they are all working )
But nothing seems to happen with this PC, the motherboard fan & CPU fan spin continuously but i get no beeps, no monitor activity.
The motherboard is a Soltek, and has a red light that stays on near the CPU.
I've pulled the battery for a few minutes to clear cmos, but that hasn't helped, any advice welcomed.
My sturdy old backup computer started crashing frequently and randomly last month. Thinking that it might be a memory problem I bought some new memory for it ( which I was able to get quite cheaply as it is somewhat antique by now). After cleaning out the CPU fan and installing the memory, the computer never came on again.
The fans come on, the hard drive LED blinks, the DVD-Rom opens but there is no boot screen or beeps.
My assumption is that the motherboard is dead but my question is:
IS THERE ANY OTHER POSSIBILITY????
The background information that prompts my question is as follows:
Clearly this computer was due for an upgrade, but as I'd just lost one of my jobs and a third of my income, I sought out a cheaper solution to restore functionality to the backup computer which I use mainly to listen to internet radio and my music collection from the other end of the apartment and to backup information from my main computer.
I found a replacement motherboard ( Same brand and version ) on Ebay from a computer supply store. It was described as a "pull from a working system".
To my great disappointment after it arrived and I switched out the motherboard, the computer behaved in exactly the same way: Power on, fans turn on but no boot screen or beeps at all.
I contacted the seller of the replacement motherboard and reported that it was apparently D.O.A. and they graciously offered to send me another (the company had two of the same type for sale) free of cha... Read more
Sounds to me like all the ram is NG. First of all the cheap ram is most likely high density ram which works on very few pc's and that is not how you add ram to a pc anyway. It is also possible that the cpu is NG. If the mobo went it could have taken cpu with it as cheap ECS boards usually do.
Have an off-brand PC (Systemax) that died after 18 months. Won't boot. PSU and other fans come on. Hard drive spins. DVD drive seems dead, won't open. Video posts "no signal." Nothing after that. No warning signs of problem.
Tried swapping in a different power supply. Same results.
What else should I try?
try taking the battery out of the motherboard for about 5 mins and put it back in and try to start the pc
How do you know if a motherboard is dead because I've had problems with my old computer were it kept on restarting after every 5 seconds.
The CD Drive was making the sound it usually does when I turn the computer on, it just did it every 5 seconds...
The monitor wouldn't even try to come onso I wouldn't even be able to get into BIOS. The lights on the keyboard and mouse wouldn't come on either.
I've already bought a new computer (it was time to get a new one anyways...) but I was just wondering what would cause a computer to restart every 5 seconds like that and what I should do if it ever happens again.
Except for the infernal eMachines, Packard Bell, and Sony desktops, It is actually quite rare for a motherboard to fail, unless you have been using it as a gamer, with a lot of resultant heat.
Motherboard failures at our shop, are actually one of these, in order: Bad memory, bad video graphics card, bad optical drive, bad power supply, bad cpu fan, bad thermal paste not allowing adequate cooling (this can be too much or too little thermal paste), bad cable, bad PCI component in a PCI slot (modem, sound card, usb card, firewire card, ethernet card). These should all be checked before you toss out the board...
If you have an eMachines, you can pretty much assume the board is bad, along with the power supply... which is also true of Packard Bell... and once in a while, the Sony.
The PCChips boards are also pretty fragile.
I would start by testing your power supply in another machine, or putting another power supply in your machine... then finding a way to test the memory in another machine if the power supply does not help.
I have Asus Eee PC 1008P Netbook and I've been told it's a fancy computer to have but I've been using it for about 5 years now and it's just a computer that suits me. Anyway, few days ago, I was working on a research when I noticed that my battery is almost empty. The charger was plugged in the socket so I just connected it to my charging port but the red light that indicated that the laptop is charginig, didn't come on. The laptop wasn't charging either but the battery block was showing blue light which means that it was getting the power. The battery was already empty (5 minutes to shutting down automatically) so I took out the battery, tried again to charge and got the same result.
I took the laptop to the tech support in my town (I live in a really small town so I don't have many choices) and the guy said he'll look at it. He didn't even listen to me when I was explaining my problem or what happened. Yesterday I went to pick it up and his assistant gave me the laptop with message stuck on a post-it that said "Motherboard dead - replacement not recommended due to price".
Now, my main question is (I tend to ramble a lot).. I am not a tech person, but as far as I know when motherboard is dead, you cannot even turn your PC on? And I remind you that I actually did the shut off my windows before the battery was all gone. Is it possible that the problem is in the charger or in the charging port?
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most laptops will run without the battery - does it work with just the adapter plugged in and the battery out
it maybe a problem with the charger
Do you have a volt meter at all (Multimeter) this will read the output from the charger to ensure thats working
The motherboard maybe faulty and not charging the battery - in which case , the message would be faulty motherboard, not economic to repair
But he may just have put dead
Have you spoken to the repair shop and asked what was wrong and why they think the motherboard is dead ?
Hey I need some help. I have computer that wont turn on. It looks like the power supply is dead because it does not power on the fan. I need to know if the motherboard is also gone. It has no capacitor leakage or any battary indicator lights on it. I do not have a spare supply either and dont want to waste my time getting just another power supply only to find out I need a board also. Is there anyway to find out if the motherboard is also dead?????
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This is what i will explain after the information and tests i've gathered. I try turning on my pc with no pci cards, no graphics card and no ram inserted into my motherboard and i read that there is supposed to be some "BIOS beeps" without those things connected and I don't get ANY beeps at all. Is that a sign there's a motherboard problem?
The board is an Intel D865PERL.
If the Intel BIOS has a beep code for CPU only then I'd say yes. I thought Award based BIOS's were the only ones that had a CPU only beep response.
Apart from that, you seem to have walked in halfway through the movie...why are you trying to get a beep code from a board with only a CPU ?
Normal procedure for testing a POST would be to have CPU, RAM, graphics and of course a PSU attached. The beep code would then narrow down the troubleshooting options a little.
Have you gone through the troubleshooting options already ? If so, what was the outcome ?
Basically, more information required.
A motherboard model + no beep code isn't a lot to go on you understand.
Hi sorry my first post is a problem. Any advice or opinions are very welcome.
3 weeks ago i upgraded my ram from 1gb ddr 2700 to 2gb ddr 3200, and i installed a new GeForce 7600 GS.
Things were going well till 3 days ago when it crashed and wouldn't fully start up. I am getting two beeps at BIOS (AMI) so I figured its either the motherboard or the new ram (Right? / Wrong?). Reinstalled the old components then it rebooted but crashed 20 mins later and again wont fully startup. Tried reinstalling windows and it worked again for 20 mins or so then crashed and again now wont fully start up. Tried reinstalling windows again but now it wont complete that, just freezes.
I have scanned both sets of RAM with Memtest86 and it showed no errors on both sets. I have tried starting up with no RAM installed and there were no beeps or warnings from bios. So is the motherboard dead?
Would buying a new motherboard fix everything?
My specs (original):
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
MSI ms-6741 motherboard
1gb ddr ram 2700
180 gb hdd (x2)
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I have a Uwave motherboard from a compaq and I thought I would try to see if I could get it going. When I turn the computer on it initializes the drives but it doesn't give me a POST beep or turn on the video? Is the motherboard junk or maybe the processor? Or I am just silly for even bothering to try?
Try to post in a barebones configuration by removing all addin cards, video card, disk drv signal cables to MB. Disconnect the mouse and keyboard, all pwr connectors to ur disk drv's too. Boot the pc with just the MB, CPU, and Ram installed. See if it will post and beep. Shouldn't be a single short beep cuz u'll be gettin a kybrd error beep signal, or somethin. If it doesn't post at all the only way to determine if it is MB at this point is if u know ur cpu and ram are good. If u don't u'll hav to test cpu and ram in another MB.
Post bak here and let us know.
Hi people, got a slight problem, a friends computer would not start up,switched off at back of PSU then unpluged the mains cable, then after putting the cable back in and switching on the PSU went BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!big sparks and computer was dead
susspecting the PSU had gone a bought a replacement 300w one, now then plug in all cables to test and powered up the computer and all was well, puter started up okay, played around with it for half hour then switched off to refit PSU propally and replace panels,,,,,,,,after doing this the computer wouldnt start up again, im stumped ive checked all cable ,im positive I didnt damage anything putting the PSU back in!!!!!!!
any ideas?, power supply is defo working because I gave it to a friend to borrow and it starts his computer up fine
have I damaged the mobo, is there any test i can do?
any help would be great cheers people
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my computer wasnt booting up with no beep sound everything fine fan ,hard drive like a idiot i changed the setting on power supply from 230 to 115 and now nothing no even the motherboard light comes on i have just got my hands on a brand new power supply and now this please help desparet
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We had a 10-15 second power blip a couple of mornings ago. My desktop computer was on and of course shut down when the power went out. When I tried to turn it back on it would do nothing - no fans, no lights, no POST. I replaced the PSU hoping that was it, but still no activity. I have checked the on/off switch and it seems to work fine. I have checked all of the connections. Is this most likely a zapped motherboard? Is there anything else I could check before I replace it?
Can you open your computer without touching anything and take a look? if you see any damaged capacitors or circuits, you can google for bad capacitors pictures to compare them... capacitors must be plain and silver on top, not inflated or ... i dont know the word... no spots or liquid or burn look over them... it happened to me some time ago that an electricity cut damaged some of them (though mine were hidden under micro´s slot) and my mother stopped responding... maybe some technic person would be better to check it out
I bought a new motherboard and 550 psu yesterday. Got home plugged everything in - LCD on front of tower says no power. The psu fan doesn't spin, the cpu fan is dead - no activity at all. It just sits there like a massive doorstop.
I've tried clear CMOS I've checked all my leads and connectors. Can anyone help me figure out weather this is a m/b problem or a psu problem?
It's a gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 motherboard with 1gb DDR400 memory. My processor is a AMD Athlon XP 3200.
do you have another psu you could put in there and see if it is that or vise versa. :bounce:
I built my daughter's computer years ago, and now am having problems I think may be related to the motherboard.
In the process of adding memory and wireless networking, the computer started acting up. First, the monitor would come on, and it would boot, but the mouse would freeze up. I changed out the mouse for one I knew worked. Same thing. After that, when turning the computer on, it would get "stuck" right after the memory check. After that happened, the monitor would come on, but its just a blank screen. I removed the wireless networking, and removed everything else but the monitor. Still I get the same thing. So now I have no mouse and no monitor. The drive light stays on, but as far as I can tell, nothing is happening.
Is this indicative of a bad motherboard? If so, should I just upgrade? Or should I replace it with the same?
The case is ATX. The motherboard is M598LMR. Its running an AMD K6-2 300.
Any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated.
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well, my computer won't turn on. it's been up and running for about 1 month with no problems. i have not made any hardware changes since then.
when i press the power button nothing. i pulled apart the system, tested hardware and came to the conclusion that my mobo was toast.
however, if i plug in my wireless USB adapter i do get lights on it, meaning it is getting power. same goes for my ipod shuffle.
does this mean that my mobo is not toast and it could be another issue?
if the mobo was fried would the USB still get power? i wouldn't think so.
any help would be great.
May be it's a bios issue. When you press the power button, your motherboard power up but if there is nothing in the bios, what action will it take? May be its a bios issue?
Hi to make it short I had exposed speaker wires that touch a screw and computer restarted and I turn off right away and disconnected everything.. co.outer powers on and fans do to but monitor is black. I put power supply in other PC I have and don't start it up I have no other power supply to try in computer.. is it the PSU or fried motherboard?
If you pulled the PSU out and tried it on another PC and it doesn't power up ..... chances are very good that it's the PSU is bad.